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Summer Ott Psy.D

Director of Concussion Program

Summer Ott, Psy.D., is the director of the IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute Concussion Program and an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. She serves as the team neuropsychological consultant for the Houston Texans, Houston Rockets and Houston Dynamo, as well as many colleges, universi...

Summer Ott, Psy.D., is the director of the IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute Concussion Program and an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.

She serves as the team neuropsychological consultant for the Houston Texans, Houston Rockets and Houston Dynamo, as well as many colleges, universities and school districts in Texas.

Dr. Ott was a key member of the task force that developed verbiage for a sports concussion bill known as 

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    New study will look at teen athlete concussions

    In 2009, Grady Hefley was 13 and playing summer baseball in West University. He got hit in the head a few times with a hardball and sat out the rest of those games - and his parents watched him for a couple of days each time - but nobody thought much of it.

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    Summer Ott - Memorial Hermann Hires the Michael Jordan of Preventing and Treating Youth Concussions

    Memorial Hermann now boasts the Michael Jordan of concussion expertise: Neuropsychologist Summer Ott, Psy.D., has been brought on board to head up the Sports Concussion Program at the IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute at Memorial Hermann.

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    Leading sports concussion expert joins IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute

    Neuropsychologist Summer Ott, Psy.D., one of the nation’s foremost authorities on sports concussion, has joined Ironman Sports Medicine Institute at Memorial Hermann as its Sports Concussion Program Director. Ott was a catalyst behind Texas Senate Bill 2038 that established proper management and ...

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    All parents must be alert for concussions doctor says

    As your kids begin to settle in to their back to school routine, a warning to parents about concussions. On the field, one powerful hit "results in metabolic changes, chemical changes," and can change your kid forever, without you even knowing it, according to a Houston sports neuropsychologist<...

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